The official website for the 49th Annie Awards announced its nominees on December 21, including three Japanese animation films and one French film based on a Japanese manga in the Best Indie Feature category - Mamoru Hosoda's BELLE, Ayumu Watanabe's Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Takayuki Hirao's Pompo: The Cinéphile, and Patrick Imbert's The Summit of the Gods. Hit the jump for more details.
The nominees for the 47th Annie Awards have been revealed, representing a wide array of features and shorts showcasing excellence in animation. As usual, there's a little bit of anime in the mix, and this time the main honors go to Weathering with You, PROMARE, and Okko's Inn. Read on for more.
Mamoru Oshii - the director of such animated films as Ghost in the Shell (1995), Angel's Egg, and Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer - will be receiving the Windsor McCay Award for his contributions to the medium of animation during the 44th Annie Awards, an industry event sponsored by the International Animated Film Society. Hit the jump to learn more.